Photograph Size- Any Standards?


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velasco

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Default Photograph Size- Any Standards?
Hey guys,
i have been always changing sizes of my photographs and im kinda fickle to what looks right.

what size do you guys usually put? Is it standardized for all your pictures?
I saw many great photographers with somewhat small resolution of photos. Is that better besides the quality it have?

Thanks.
 

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don mind i tapping the thread here pls.. :)
what is the next bigger size after 8R for print? and how big is it interms of "L" cm x "B" cm? and how much u cost to print such size?
thx :)
 

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don mind i tapping the thread here pls.. :)
what is the next bigger size after 8R for print? and how big is it interms of "L" cm x "B" cm? and how much u cost to print such size?
thx :)
Still got 12R..commonly seen on lorry head..:bsmilie: Sorry to OT..Anyone knows sizes bigger than 12R suitable for family portraits? and is 6MP suitable for such large format printing?
 

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Still got 12R..commonly seen on lorry head..:bsmilie: Sorry to OT..Anyone knows sizes bigger than 12R suitable for family portraits? and is 6MP suitable for such large format printing?
the next common size after 12R is 16R or 16x24" with a 3:2 image

family portraits look more *balanced* at 16x20" though..

a 6mp Raw file will be more than enough for that size.
 

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Pardon me.. what size is best to hang on wall for display photos?
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don mind i tapping the thread here pls.. :)
what is the next bigger size after 8R for print? and how big is it interms of "L" cm x "B" cm? and how much u cost to print such size?
thx :)
Well, this is a rough guide for photo print sizes (R series)

Code Size (in.) Size (mm) Aspect ratio
3R 3½" × 5" 89 × 127 mm 7:10 (0.70)
4R 4" × 6" 102 × 152 mm 2:3 (0.67)
5R 5" × 7" 127 × 178 mm 5:7 (0.71)
6R 6" × 8" 152 × 203 mm 3:4 (0.75)
8R 8" × 10" 203 × 254 mm 4:5 (0.80)
S8R 8" × 12" 203 × 305 mm 2:3 (0.67)
10R 10" × 12" 254 × 305 mm 5:6 (0.83)
S10R 10" × 15" 254 × 381 mm 2:3 (0.67)
11R 11" × 14" 279 × 356 mm 11:14 (0.79)
S11R 11" × 17" 279 × 432 mm 11:17 (0.65)
12R 12" × 15" 305 × 381 mm 4:5 (0.80)
S12R 12" × 18" 305 × 465 mm 2:3 (0.67)

And of course there's the Standard A series sizes. With digital files, you can get your images printed at this size at large format printers. They are considerably cheaper than photo prints. Depending of choice of paper, you can probably get an A3 prints for about S$3 ( S$8 for 8R?). But it'll be on something like an 100 gsm paper and look more like a poster than a photo. Great for school projects, office gathering's promo posters or pinning on office cubicle. And if you have the pixels, you can even print an A0 image for your living room wall etc. Hee hee. Here's the A series sizes.

A Series Formats
size in mm
A0 841 × 1189
A1 594 × 841
A2 420 × 594
A3 297 × 420
A4 210 × 297
A5 148 × 210
A6 105 × 148
A7 74 × 105
A8 52 × 74
A9 37 × 52
A10 26 × 37

Well of course there's the B series sizes (In-between A sizes) and C series sizes (usually Evenlopes sizes for A size papers, an A4 will fit in a C4 envelope, so on and so for)

The ISO 216 paper sizes (The A,B, C series) has some interesting properties. 2 sheets of a smaller sizes will combine to form the next larger sizes (A3 = approx 2 x A4). So it makes enlarging much easier as the aspect ratio of the papers more or less remains the same.(1:√2 aspect ratio). You can read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_216

(PS: Hee That kinda looked messy... should have made a table instead)
 

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Well, this is a rough guide for photo print sizes (R series)

Code Size (in.) Size (mm) Aspect ratio
3R 3½" × 5" 89 × 127 mm 7:10 (0.70)
4R 4" × 6" 102 × 152 mm 2:3 (0.67)
5R 5" × 7" 127 × 178 mm 5:7 (0.71)
6R 6" × 8" 152 × 203 mm 3:4 (0.75)
8R 8" × 10" 203 × 254 mm 4:5 (0.80)
S8R 8" × 12" 203 × 305 mm 2:3 (0.67)
10R 10" × 12" 254 × 305 mm 5:6 (0.83)
S10R 10" × 15" 254 × 381 mm 2:3 (0.67)
11R 11" × 14" 279 × 356 mm 11:14 (0.79)
S11R 11" × 17" 279 × 432 mm 11:17 (0.65)
12R 12" × 15" 305 × 381 mm 4:5 (0.80)
S12R 12" × 18" 305 × 465 mm 2:3 (0.67)

And of course there's the Standard A series sizes. With digital files, you can get your images printed at this size at large format printers. They are considerably cheaper than photo prints. Depending of choice of paper, you can probably get an A3 prints for about S$3 ( S$8 for 8R?). But it'll be on something like an 100 gsm paper and look more like a poster than a photo. Great for school projects, office gathering's promo posters or pinning on office cubicle. And if you have the pixels, you can even print an A0 image for your living room wall etc. Hee hee. Here's the A series sizes.

A Series Formats
size in mm
A0 841 × 1189
A1 594 × 841
A2 420 × 594
A3 297 × 420
A4 210 × 297
A5 148 × 210
A6 105 × 148
A7 74 × 105
A8 52 × 74
A9 37 × 52
A10 26 × 37

Well of course there's the B series sizes (In-between A sizes) and C series sizes (usually Evenlopes sizes for A size papers, an A4 will fit in a C4 envelope, so on and so for)

The ISO 216 paper sizes (The A,B, C series) has some interesting properties. 2 sheets of a smaller sizes will combine to form the next larger sizes (A3 = approx 2 x A4). So it makes enlarging much easier as the aspect ratio of the papers more or less remains the same.(1:√2 aspect ratio). You can read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_216

(PS: Hee That kinda looked messy... should have made a table instead)
Very informative and interesting for IS0216 paper sizes..:thumbsup:
 

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wow.. so many diff size!!
very very informative.. thk u for sharing your knowledge.. very appreciated,
btw jus wonder do you provide printing services since u so knowledgable w all this sizes?
:D
 

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wow.. so many diff size!!
very very informative.. thk u for sharing your knowledge.. very appreciated,
btw jus wonder do you provide printing services since u so knowledgable w all this sizes?
:D
hahah I don't do printing services. But always kena arrow in camp to do posters etc etc, so more or less know a bit.

I usually print my stuff at Peace center, if you need large format printing can go there take a look, lots of NAFA students go there too.

And yeah, tehre's always Google and Wikipedia. I had this same problem with papers sizes earlier and did a search. ;)
 

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well i used to have 800 x 600 recently downgrade to 600 x 400 becos someone complained my pictures were too big.... :confused:
 

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how about those photo frame tat we can find in IKEA?
I noticed there are sizes of 40cm x 30cm. and 50cm x 40cm.. so what size or what "R" print are suitable for these photo frames? :dunno:

the nearest i can see is the A3 and A2 respectively, but seems over sized for the frame.

another question.. wat size is best for me to showcase my work on print? A2 or A3? and wat's the estimated cost for printing this 2 sizes?

very much appreciated..
thanks
 

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